Larmes du Désert (2015)

Larmes du Désert by Atelier des Ors
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Larmes du Désert is a popular perfume by Atelier des Ors for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is smoky-woody. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Marie Salamagne

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesElemi resin, Frankincense, Cypress
Heart Notes Heart NotesPatchouli, Gaiac wood, Cedarwood
Base Notes Base NotesCitric notes, Benzoin, Wolfwood

Ratings

Scent

8.0 (124 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (96 Ratings)

Sillage

6.5 (96 Ratings)

Bottle

8.3 (90 Ratings)
Submitted by Ronin, last update on 05.01.2019
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Reviews

Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 4.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 6.5/10
Very helpful Review    3
Smooth Incense
Thanks to a blogger friend, I was able to test a few Atelier des Ors offerings(thank you!). Here are my thoughts on Larmes du Désert:

As its name indicates, Larmes du Désert is all about resins. Olibanum, myrrh, labdanum and benzoin all make an appearance, but most of the time, they're seamlessly interwoven into each other and merely show a certain facet from time to time.

The fragrance opens with the bracingly cool and stony smoke of olibanum, flankered by the musty sizzles of myrrh and the aromatic woody freshness of cypress. However, Larmes du Désert does not feel as aloof or austere as Avignon or L'Eau Trois for example. Because there is this mild balsamic and fleshly warmth of labdanum and cinnamon-tinged benzoin that soften the overall harshness of incense. There is also a discreet plum-like sweetness lurking in the background, although I don't know where it stems from. As a result, Larmes du Désert is like a fantasy painting of desert, where one can admire the tawny landscape but doesn't have to endure the hardship of an actual desert.

Like most Atelier des Ors perfumes, Larmes du Désert is largely linear during its 10-hour longevity, although the sillage is rather soft except for the moderately projecting first hour.

While I personally prefer an incense fragrance with a more stark constrast between its coldness and warmth, Larmes du Désert is nontheless very enjoyable and solid. Its strength actually comes from the unification of the cold incense and warm amber and its smooth execution. If you happen to be looking for an elegant and verstaile incense fragrance, Larmes du Désert might well worth a try.

Statements

Hermesh 3 years ago
Fine incense in which the woody note briefly becomes papery, but is soon loosened and balanced out by citric notes.+3
Bottle 7.5
Sillage 5.0
Longevity 7.5
Scent 7.0

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